Academic Expenses (books, supplies)
Please describe in an essay of approximately 500 to 600 words, something about why you chose this field of study, your efforts to help finance your own education, participation in extracurricular activity pursuits* and your involvement in volunteering in your local or wider community. Try not to go back too much into your high school years to try and fulfill volunteering and activity pursuits but keep it more relevant to the present year.
* Activities can range from a team sport to an individual pursuit to something in the outdoors or the arts. The idea of this requirement is to demonstrate that you have at least some balance in your life and a certain level of activity although it does not have to be at a high or intense level.
Three letters of recommendation from individuals outside of your family. Each letter should be no more than one page and should have been written in the most recent academic school year.
Letters of Reference are important to your application. References should be from someone who actually knows something about you and can give some indication of your character or ability. It is worthwhile to have one academic reference but also others from someone like an employer, coach, pastor or mentor.
*Three letters of reference are required only in the first year of applying and can be sent via email or by Canada Post.
By signing this application, you are agreeing to allow your name and relevant information to be used in the promotion, marketing and advertisement of this scholarship application. Please initial here to show that you understand this.
HINT: It is ALWAYS beneficial to have someone else read through your application before you submit it. Someone reviewing your complete application will hopefully find any grammar or spelling mistakes as well as ensuring that you are indeed conveying a positive and clearly stated description of who you are and why you are requesting a scholarship.
If you cannot submit your application online for some reason, you can mail it only by regular mail (do NOT use Express Mail, Registered Mail or a courier) to:
Saint John’s Legacy Foundation
P.O. Box 47117 Edmonton Centre
Edmonton AB T5J 4N1
OR Email: SJLFLegacy@gmail.com
*The Legacy office is not located at this address so it is not possible to drop it off in person.
Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year of post-secondary studies or be in the second semester of their first year to be eligible to apply for a scholarship in 2021 / 2022.
Applicants must be in full time or part time undergraduate studies at a university, college or technical school. It is preferred that students are from western Canada.
You are encouraged to submit your complete application by late March or April but the final deadine is MAY 15TH, 2021. Please only use the 'submit' button to send the application.
You will also have to send separately by email (SJLFLegacy@gmail.com) an unofficial copy of your most recent complete academic transcript (including the 2020 / 2021 academic year). Our apologies to second and third year applicants but you will have to do this once again even though you sent one in February.
If you are granted a scholarship, you will be required to send an original OFFICIAL transcript by Canada Post mail, no later than August 1st, to:
The Saint John’s Legacy Foundation
P.O. Box 47117 Edmonton Centre
Edmonton, AB T5J 4N1
A copy of your official acceptance or proof of payment for the coming year of study must be in the Foundation office no later than August 15th.
Please ensure that your name is clearly visible on all documents submitted to us and that your application has been properly filled out.
Please sign your name where indicated on the application form.
Unfortunately, application materials cannot be returned to the applicant. To minimize costs and maximize the scholarship, only those applicants that are successful will be notified.
This application and guidelines become the only version acceptable as of March 1, 2021.